Configure and use shadow copy in Microsoft Windows

Vista System Properties

Shadow copy configuration
Before you can use the shadow copy feature you first must make sure it is enabled. Shadow copy does require additional system resources so you should weigh the benefits of file restoration with the availability of system resources. For most the benefits will outweigh the additional system requirements, but your situation may dictate a different approach.

Configuration settings for shadow copy can be found in System Properties. Navigate to the Control Panel and click the System Properties icon as shown. You can also type "system" into the Desktop Search box on the Start Menu.

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